Egypt ranks 4th globally in generating electricity from solar energy

Mon, 24 Oct 2022 - 06:51 GMT

Egypt occupies the fourth place globally, in terms of the largest plants to generate electricity from solar energy, after the completion of the operation of the Benban solar plant with a capacity of 2000 megawatts, in cooperation with the private sector.

Egypt combats climate change with major projects like 'Benban solar park'

Thu, 22 Sep 2022 - 07:28 GMT

The $3.5 billion project, located in Aswan’s village of Benban, has a total capacity of 1.8 gigawatts.

Find out developments in Egypt's solar energy in 2 years

Sun, 15 Aug 2021 - 01:18 GMT

Egypt has embarked on mega solar energy production projects as part of its vision for 2030. We list some figures about the field in the past few years.

Gov’t invests 19M euros in solar energy

Tue, 13 Aug 2019 - 11:33 GMT

An electricity plant of 26 megawatts capacity based on solar energy in Kom Ombo, Aswan, is included in the investments, Khaiat added Monday.

Electricity Min. links 19 solar plants with 920MW from Benban

Tue, 23 Apr 2019 - 01:33 GMT

The total number of stations to be established is 32 stations with a capacity of 1465 MW.

Egypt is lowest country in terms of electricity prices: Min.

Tue, 26 Mar 2019 - 01:55 GMT

The price of selling electricity for high voltage is up to $9 globally, compared to $6 in Cairo.

Benban solar park wins WB best project award

Wed, 20 Mar 2019 - 11:54 GMT

Nasr noted that the solar energy project in the Upper Egyptian city reflects the comprehensive strategic partnership between the two sides.

2018 Highlight: Egypt inaugurates largest Solar Power Plant worldwide

Fri, 28 Dec 2018 - 12:56 GMT

"All energy is ultimately derived for the sun and harvesting it directly through solar power seems to be the best way to transition to renewable energy."

Right on track: Final contracts for Hamrawein to be signed September

Mon, 27 Aug 2018 - 04:38 GMT

Final contracts for Hamrawein coal-fired power plant expected to be signed in September during President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi’s visit to Beijing, China.

International analysts praise Benban’s revolutionary technology

Sun, 05 Aug 2018 - 02:55 GMT

International financial and energy analysts are praising Benban Power Plant.

Bring on the coal: Egypt’s journey to becoming regional energy hub

Wed, 04 Jul 2018 - 10:13 GMT

Mohamed Shaker announced July 3 the establishment of a major power station in Moussa Water Spring (Ayoun Moussa) in Sinai.

Benban Solar Project biggest in the world: Min.

Tue, 03 Jul 2018 - 10:01 GMT

Minister of Electricity Mohamed Shaker announced on Tuesday that the ongoing Benban Solar Project will be the biggest in the world.

Benban solar plant starts operating, Egypt targets 37% clean energy by 2035: Shaker

Tue, 13 Mar 2018 - 04:28 GMT

Minister of Electricity Mohamed Shaker attended today the launch of Benban solar plant’s operation. The first of 32 stations in the world’s largest solar power station, Infinity station is the first station in the Benban solar park.

In 24 hours, world's largest solar plant to open in Egypt

Mon, 12 Mar 2018 - 03:27 GMT

In less than 24 hours, the world will witness the inauguration of the first of 32 stations in the world’s largest solar power station in Egypt.

Business News Wrap-up

Sat, 10 Mar 2018 - 05:30 GMT

A wrap-up of the most prominent business news of the day.

Egypt on a roll: World’s largest solar plant, regional energy hub, thriving economy

Sat, 24 Feb 2018 - 03:25 GMT

Benban solar park is set to be the largest solar plant in the world, edging Egypt forward on its path to becoming the region’s energy hub.

Aswan solar complex undergoes 2nd phase in November

Sat, 21 Oct 2017 - 07:53 GMT

The second construction phase of Aswan’s mega solar power park project will launch in November.

Egypt’s energy sector recuperates as solar projects progress

Fri, 25 Aug 2017 - 09:00 GMT

Solar plants at Benban city of Aswan might be seen operating in 2018 as international financial institutions agreed to finance developers of FiT second round.

Saudi ACWA Power signs agreements for solar plants in Aswan

Tue, 08 Aug 2017 - 10:08 GMT

The three plants will reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 156,000 tons per year, secure power supplies to 80,000 households.